BEIJING A Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad turned up Wednesday, telling his wife by phone he voluntarily returned to China for an investigation, in the latest case of Beijing’s reach beyond the mainland for wanted people.
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SAN DIEGO In the 16 years that have passed since his van crashed near the U.S.-Mexico border, a brain damaged San Diego patient has been called only “Garage 66.”
But the Mexican Consulate in San Diego announced Friday that the man’s identity has finally been confirmed.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. A man has logged the fastest Grand Canyon river trip on record, battling blisters and rapids as he paddled his kayak down a 277-mile (445-kilometre) stretch of the Colorado River in 34 hours and two minutes.
NEW YORK—Glenn Frey, a rock ‘n’ roll rebel from Detroit who journeyed west, co-founded the Eagles, and with Don Henley formed one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” has died.
Frey, 67, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, the band said on its website.
The brutal 1820s frontier saga “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th-annual Academy Awards while the acting categories again were filled entirely by white performers.
The strong showing today for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa Ted Cruz tried to make a joke Tuesday out of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump raising questions about whether the Texas senator’s birth in Canada could be a liability if he becomes the GOP’s nominee.
MOSCOW Shedding the pounds in Siberia can come with a particularly welcome reward ‚Äî coal.
Yelena Salnikova, a nurse from a small town of Berezovskoye, got a truck full of the stuff from authorities in the coal-rich Russian region of Kemerovo on Wednesday for losing 30 kilos (66 pounds).
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. An 8-year-old girl who lost her father and younger siblings in an arson fire that left her severely scarred is sharing the good cheer that has been bestowed on her, by the tractor-trailer load, since her simple Christmas wish went viral.
BERLIN Adolf Hitler enjoyed special treatment, including plentiful supplies of beer, during his time at Landsberg prison in Germany following a coup attempt ten years before he successfully came to power, according to newly published historical documents.
LAS VEGAS The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year’s winner but for one brief moment Sunday evening, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia.
Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year’s Miss Universe winner when host Steve Harvey returned to apologize.